Tuesday, February 07, 2006

March - Historical Fiction

We will be meeting on THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd at Laura's for our March meeting. We're focusing on the American Revolution. Here are Laura's picks:

Katies Trunk by Ann Turner (picture book)

Katie, whose family is not sympathetic to the rebel soldiers during the American Revolution, hides under the clothes in her mother's wedding trunk when they invade her home.

Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes (256 pgs - 1944 newbery winner)

A story filled with danger and excitement, Johnny Tremain tells of the turbulent, passionate times in Boston just before the Revolutionary War.
Johnny, a young apprentice silversmith, is caught up in a dramatic involvement with Otis, Hancock, and John and Samuel Adams in the exciting currents and undercurrents that were to lead to the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington--and finally, a touching resolution of Johnny's personal life.

The Fighting Ground by Avi (152 pgs - easy read)

He may be just thirteen, but Jonathan knows he's ready to go to the war against the British. He can handle a gun. He yearns to battle for glory, just like his brother and cousin.
So when Jonathan hears the tavern bell toll, calling men to fight, he runs to join them. He doesn't realize that in just twenty-four hours, his life will be forever altered -- by the war, by his fellow soldiers, and by the terrible choices he must make.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That Johnny Tremain sure sounds catchy. I wonder if they made it into a gripping, fantastically-made movie?